October 18, 2009
Jihomoravský Kraj - Vyškov Okres - III Třída Skupina A (9th level)
Sokol Chvalkovice na Hané 2 Rychtářov 3 (2:0)
Game rating: 8/10
Distance travelled: 45km
The village of Chvalkovice na Hané is a small village of under 1,000 which lies on the border of the Olomoucký and Jihomoravský regions. I did not spend much time in the actual village, as I arrived only a few minutes before the kick-off. The pitch is easy enough to reach from the train station, as it is right across the tracks. There was no stand to speak of at the pitch, but there were benches scattered around. The team benches were dug into a hill, as such, they were elevated above the pitch. For a club of this level, the grass was in near perfect condition.
As for the game, it was cold and windy. I was happy that I brought my gloves and toque. The home side had a 2-0 lead, but they completely fell apart in the second half. Rychtářov scored three unanswered goals in the 2nd half to grab the three points. With the win, Rychtářov moved into fourth place, seven points behind first (promotion place)